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Chief Engineer

089745 Requisition #
Position Description:

Nevada Gold Mines is looking for a Chief Engineer to join our Engineering team.  The successful candidate will report to the Manager of Mine Operations, the Chief Engineer has five direct and 12 indirect reports encompassing mine operations support, mine planning, geotechnical engineering and mine systems support.  The inclusion of the systems engineer in the mine planning team highlights the importance placed on making data driven decisions at Cortez, and further integrates the mine planning function with the technology roadmap for site.  In continued support of this, the Chief Engineer is expected to foster collaboration between departments and across all levels of the organization to demonstrate the importance of an integrated mine planning system and the role of an inclusive workplace culture in this. The Chief Engineer will lead the technical services team in understanding key operational constraints, meanwhile continuously evaluating ways in which these constraints can be challenged. This will be achieved by drawing on a background of mining experience, collaborating with the operations and planning teams and through the evaluation of new technologies, software tools and analytical methods. 

  • The primary objective of the Chief Engineer role is to manage the site technical services team. Forming part of the senior leadership team onsite, you will be accountable for mentoring the team while providing technical support and governance and overseeing the standardization of processes in the functional areas of mining and geotechnical engineering. You will be responsible for ensuring that the mine plan considers both the short-term tactics and long-term strategies necessary to support the site, regional and corporate business objectives in a sustainable manner
  • Work closely with the Growth, Strategy and Integrated Operations Group (GSIO) to ensure that the site-based integrated mine-planning system complies with the corporate business planning standards, and to promote alignment between the site, regional and corporate reporting requirements. Ensure that the mine plan delivers on the strategic objectives of the business
  • Provide leadership mentorship to staff and provide recommendations for development improvements. Seek development opportunities for the team in support of this

  • Continue to develop and strengthen the technical capability of the Technical Services Team. As part of this, lead, influence and empower the team to continually improve on the work product delivered by their functional area.

  • Use highly developed mine design, planning and scheduling skills; in addition to demonstrating a sound knowledge of resource geology, geotechnical engineering, hydrology, ventilation and financial analysis in order to support the above.

  • Manage the team to ensure the appropriate level of support and governance in the functional areas of responsibility. Champion the use of risk assessments and production reviews for both design and production schedules

  • Manage the continuous review, improvement and updating of the relevant Technical Services mine planning systems

  • Develop and implement mining tactics, options and strategies for the site as a means of not only meeting, but of delivering in excess of the mine plan with respect to safety, production and cost efficiency.

  • Be aware of and respond to variances as they present as both opportunities and risks to achieving the mine plan.

  • Assemble the results of analyses into presentations and reports suitable for supporting decision making by senior managers that may be of substantial importance to the company. Where necessary back up this work in discussions, forums and reviews, displaying a robust understanding of the work.

  • In all works ensure plans, budgets and schedules are sufficiently developed; management systems and processes are adequately applied; and personal attention is appropriately directed to ensure that important deadlines are met and budget constraints are adhered to.
  • Communicate and interact with all relevant stakeholders throughout the work in order to ensure that outcomes are satisfactorily delivered and objectives are met.
  • Preform other duties as assigned
  • A graduate degree in a minerals related field and in excess of ten years exposure to various mine operations and/or projects, having different mining and processing methods required

  • Substantial experience working in an underground mining environment, with a strong understanding of operational constraints and their impact on the mine plan. Additionally, an understanding of the processing, supply chain and S&ER value chains from conception to closure required

  • Proven leadership capabilities, together with the ability to lead and empower a diverse group of technical professionals with specialist skillsets required

  • The ability and willingness to train and develop team members required

  • High level of competence and experience in a range of mine software applications, including strong mine costing and financial skills required

  • Proven experience with mine budgeting and strategic planning.  Knowledge of Enterprise-level planning applications preferred

  • Ability to work collaboratively and influence others as required

  • Strong leadership and decision-making skills required

  • Strong technical writing, group presentation, communication and interpersonal skills required

  • Strong organization and planning skills required

  • Well-developed problem solving skills, with the ability to find solutions with a team or independently preferred

  • The ability to work effectively across the organization and in a cross-cultural environment preferred

  • Demonstrated capacity to execute and hold self and others accountable for results required

What we can Offer You 
  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses benefits, and stock purchase plans where applicable
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • An Opportunity to transform Traditional Mining into the future of Digital Mining
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across Nevada Gold Mine locations
  • Nevada Gold Mines is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer
About Nevada Gold Mines

Nevada Gold Mines is a joint venture between Barrick Gold Corporation (61.5%) and Newmont Goldcorp Corporation (38.5%), combining their significant assets across Nevada to create the single largest gold-producing complex in the world and realize the full potential of these mines through synergies and best-in-class operational improvements.


The massive mining operation comprises 8 mines along with their associated infrastructure and processing facilities that produced an estimated 4 million ounces of gold in 2018. Three of these assets are Tier One gold mines: Barrick’s Cortez; the combination of Barrick’s Goldstrike and Newmont Goldcorp’s Carlin; and the combination of Barrick’s Turquoise Ridge and Newmont Goldcorp’s Twin Creeks. In addition, Barrick’s Goldrush-Fourmile project has the potential to become the fourth Tier One asset in this portfolio. The new JV is expected to generate around $5 billion in cost savings over the next five years. Nevada Gold Mines is operated by Barrick.


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